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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-22-2014, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Motocross bars on a vn

So a big thing with the club bike style dyns out west is motocross bars on risers. I decided to see how the pro tapers I had hanging in the garage would fit. I think they look great and feel awesome. Much more aggressive riding postion, but still not bad on the back. Gonna fab up a mount for the choke cable and hide the signal/high/lo assembly, since I dont use signals anyways. But they clear with about and 1/8th inch on each side of the tank lock to lock.

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Looks sweet.now get an emco viper cafe fairing.I'm doing my 86 Melissa Fayhe that way but I am thinking of making a plate to bolt to the factory handlebar mounts so I can mount some 6" Harley risers and 1" dragbars

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Looks sweet.now get an emco viper cafe fairing.I'm doing my 86 Melissa Fayhe that way but I am thinking of making a plate to bolt to the factory handlebar mounts so I can mount some 6" Harley risers and 1" dragbars

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If you make a set, make 2 and Ill buy one from ya. I'm wanting to do a cafe fairing, and that one looks perfect.

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Learn something new every day. I would have thought that leaning forward like that would be hard on the back, especially on the longer rides of 200 to 300 miles or more. You will have to give us a review after a long ride.

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Learn something new every day. I would have thought that leaning forward like that would be hard on the back, especially on the longer rides of 200 to 300 miles or more. You will have to give us a review after a long ride.
It may be. It feel a lot like drag bars. Im young and still have a good back so right now it doesnt bother me. Ill take the trade off of leaning forward for the much better handling when riding aggressively

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My arms will be about level with my setup

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I like the Ape Hangers for riding, they give you better vision and centre the weight on the bike better, not to mention saving the front end from excessive wear. Let's put it to the vote, how many have used Ape hangers and like them,as opposed to not?

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I like the Ape Hangers for riding, they give you better vision and centre the weight on the bike better, not to mention saving the front end from excessive wear. Let's put it to the vote, how many have used Ape hangers and like them,as opposed to not?
Why would we need to put it to a vote? I never said I hated the stock apes or anything. I was simple showing something I threw together in the garage that I thought looked cool and felt good. The apes set me back in the relaxed cruiser postions and don't allow me to be aggressive attacking corners. No I knkw its not a crotch rocket, but its all I can afford and this would be a pretty damn boring hobby if everybody left their bikes stock wouldn't it.

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I like what you got on there, I put the Black Daytona Bend dirt track bars on mine as well .Click on my username and you can see my old 750 in my albums with the seat reworked and the Maier sport Fairing on it as well.

As for the survey,I have never liked apes to me they make a bike harder rather than easier to ride,plus the lower bars puts the weight of the bike nearer the core part of your body where most of your strength is. That is my personal experience and also I have noticed that I have never seen any kind of high performance bike with Apes on it on a track dirt or pavement.

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It may be. It feel a lot like drag bars. Im young and still have a good back so right now it doesnt bother me. Ill take the trade off of leaning forward for the much better handling when riding aggressively
You're on the right track. We also have a Mean Streak and in stock form it has the lean forward aggressive riding stance. It's actually quite comfortable and allows excellent control of the bike in curves.

Unlike you, I'm old, feeble, senile and my back is far from what it used to be. I start wanting to straighten up after a couple of hours on the meanie. That's when my son and I switch rides. We both like the 750 better.

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